Engineers today should expect to contribute more than technical competence. They must be alert to the implications of their work and aware of both society's changing priorities and its timeless values. Engineers must be concerned about the effects of science and technology on the environment and quality of life, and be prepared to apply their knowledge of applied science to ever-changing and emerging technologies.

The Major

Students interested in an engineering career may major in pre-engineering or choose from a variety of related majors including physics, chemistry, computer science and mathematics. Training as an engineer is also excellent preparation for graduate or professional study in such fields as applied mathematics, applied physics, law, medicine and math/science education.

Please click here for a list of pre-engineering requirements. Students applying to Columbia for the BA/BS combined plan must also fulfill all the local Columbia Engineering Major requirements in the Columbia Combined Plan Guide. 

Pre-Engineering Adviser: Edward Berliner is your pre-engineering adviser. Dr. Berliner is located in Belfer Hall, room 1311. To arrange appointments, call 212.960.5333 or e-mail

Combined Programs

For engineering students, Yeshiva University offers two combined programs with Columbia University.

The BA/BS Plan: A student who attends YU for a minimum of three years, fulfilling all general course requirements for graduation and all Columbia subject pre-requisites, while maintaining a 3.3 average GPA in science/math courses (with no single grade lower than a B) as well as an overall 3.3 GPA and receives the recommendation of the pre-engineering adviser may be admitted to Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The student attends Columbia for two years and, upon successful completion of the program, YU confers a Bachelor of Arts degree and Columbia concurrently confers a Bachelor of Science degree. Regardless of YU Major, Students must fulfill all the Columbia specified requirements for the selected Engineering Major.

The BA/MS Plan: Any student who graduates from Yeshiva College with an appropriate major and maintains a 3.3 average will (despite not having earned a BS) be eligible to apply for admission to the master's program in engineering at Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Tel Aviv University (TAU)

Yeshiva University and Tel Aviv University (TAU) have entered into a partnership to support those students who wish to pursue an Electrical Engineering career in Israel. TAU is a world class University, consistently ranked as one of the top 100 Universities and top 100 Science Universities in the world. It maintains an extensive web of connections with Israeli Industry and Academia which enables its students to have enhanced employment opportunities after graduation.

A key part of the program is the year-long project where the student is embedded in either an Industrial or Academic Lab setting. This invaluable experience provides not only real-world training but also fosters networking on the Israeli Scene.


Students wishing to participate in the program must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of “B-“; the cumulate GPA in these courses must be no lower than a “B.”

  • Comp Sci 1300 (Intro to Comp Sci)
  • Comp Sci 1320 (Data Structures)
  • Comp Sci 1504 (Discrete Structures)
  • Calc I, II
  • Multivariable Calc
  • Differential Equations
  • Linea Algebra
  • Physics I with Calculus
  • Physics II with Calculus
  • Math 2461 (Probability)
  • Math 2462 (Mathematical Statistics)

After completing these, and submitting a letter of recommendation from the Liaison, the student will be admitted to Tel Aviv University where an additional three years will be spent completing the Electrical Engineering curriculum and year-long Final Project. After competing this course of study, the student will be awarded a B.Sc. from TAU. Should the student wish to have a concurrent B.A. from Yeshiva University, all course requirements for graduation, including Gen. Ed. Courses and completion of a valid Y.U. major should be completed before matriculating at TAU.

While at TAU, the students will be considered at TAU student and will pay TAU tuition.


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